NKHRFF – Tiger Spirit

Showtime:Sunday July 8th, 2012 @ 1:00
Location: Innis Town Hall

About Tiger Spirit

Website: http://www.tigerspirit.ca/
Duration: 90 minutes
Subtitles: English
Country: Canada
Director: Min-sook Lee
*Followed by Q&A with Director Lee Min-sook

Korea is a divided nation. The psychic scar shared by families divided during the Korean War in the 1950s is symbolized by the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) dividing communist North from capitalist South. Along this infamous border, filmmaker Min Sook Lee begins a revelatory, emotion-charged journey into Korea’s broken heart, exploring the rhetoric and realism of reunification through the extraordinary stories of ordinary people.

Lee joins one man’s quest to prove the tiger, a symbol of resilience in Korean mythology, still lives in the DMZ. But Lee delves deeper than symbols, asking the crucial question—how will the two Koreas be put back together? In the South, we meet elderly Koreans waiting for news of relatives and young defectors haunted by memories of escape. In the North, we visit an inter-Korean economic project and gain unprecedented access to a state-sanctioned family reunion. Tiger Spirit is an unforgettable portrait of Korea at a crossroads.

Awards & Recognitions:
Gemini Award – Donald Brittain Award for Best Social/Political Documentary Program (2009)
History Makers Award Nomination – Best Current Affairs Production
Honorable Mention – Columbus International Film & Video Festival (2009)



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